Unusual, rarely seen movie trailer for "Mark of the Vampire" (1935) with Lugosi looking into the camera and camping it up as Count Mora. This was a rogue non-Dracula vampire movie for MGM that ends in farce. (Universal had already begun to neglect Lugosi in favor of Karloff.) Columbia did the same thing with Lugosi in "Return of the Vampire" in 1943. That same year Universal made "Son of Dracula" with the miscast Lon Chaney. The second trailer is for "White... ( 3 reviews ) Topics: vintage, horror, vampires
. Rare late-'80s TV ad for "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" (1956) first showing of the colorized version. ("These vegetables are really steamed"!) Seen on KBHK San Francisco. Followed by seldom-seen theater trailers for three Ed Wood films: The Bride of the Monster, The Sinister Urge, and Plan 9 from Outer Space. Topics: vintage, cinema, 50s, 1950s, horror, science, fiction, theater, promos, trailers, ads, commercials
The 1960s theatrical trailer for the 1962 drama/musical, "Kid Galahad", which starred Elvis Presley, Gig Young, Lola Albright, Joan Blackman and Charles Bronson. The film was about a man who becomes a boxer so he can earn enough money to become a mechanic. The trailer is public domain, though the film itself isn't. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: 1962, 60s, 60's, 1960s, 1960's, Sixties, Theatrical Trailer, Trailer, Film Trailer, Trailers,...
Trailers for two highly misogynistic sexploitation flicks from the 60s. "All Women Are Bad" (1969) directed by Larry Crane and "The Pick-Up" (1968), a typically nasty roughie by Lee Frost who also gave the world "The Defilers", "Love Camp 7" and "Hot Spur". Topics: underground, movie, vintage, 1960s, exploitation, crime, drama, grindhouse
"Honey" (1966) directed by Jerry Denby, stars Peggy Steffans. She made several more sexploitation films. Under the name Cleo Nova, she did The Love Merchant, The Sex Cycle, et al. As Marie Lamont she was in the Michael Findlay "Flesh" trilogy: A Taste of Flesh, The Touch of her Flesh, and The Curse of Her Flesh. This film evokes a sleazy under-the-boardwalk carny atmosphere and was apparently filmed at Coney Island, New York. This has all the expected ingredients: simulated... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: vintage, exploitation, sexploitation, nudity, sex, sleaze, lesbians, carnivals, 60s, 1960s
. . "A Taste of Hot Lead" (1969) is one of the last "roughie" sexploitation flicks of the 1960s. Before mainstream porn hit theaters in the '70s, these films were cranked out for adults-only grindhouse venues. A typically nasty, misogynistic, sex-and-violence crime drama inspired by the hard-boiled film noir of the '40s and '50s. Directed by William Rotsler who also made "The Girl with the Hungry Eyes" and "The Agony of Love". This is part of a series on... Topics: b-movie, vintage, underground, 60s, 1960s, grind house, exploitation, sexploitation
Part 1 of 3: Promos for the notorious Olga exploitation films. "White Slaves of Chinatown" (1964), the trailer is more exciting than this tepid first film in the series. The first of a new "roughie" genre that soon replaced nudie-cutie adult films in grind-house theaters. The producer/writer was influenced by the 1950s Irving Klaw fetish stag films with Bettie Page et al. "Olga's House of Shame" (1964) third, and best, in the series with Audrey Campbell's last... Topics: vintage, underground, 60s, bdsm, exploitation, grindhouse, bound, slavery, prostitution,...
Trailers for two fetishistic exploitation films from 1967. Both were made in New York and share the same personnel. "Venus in Furs" (1967) directed by Joseph Marzano stars Barbara Ellen. The first film inspired by the famous Sacher-Masoch novel. Contains foot fetishism, animal role playing, and other oddities. "Cool it Baby", directed by Lou Campa, is written by Joe Marzano and also stars Barbara Ellen. More of a "roughie" that copies the "Olga's House of... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: sexploitation, b-movie, vintage, fetish, grind house, 60s, 1960s
- "The Ramrodder" (1969) is an adult western that's part nudie-cutie, part violent "roughie". Produced by an uncredited David F. Friedman and directed by Ed Forsyth under the alias Van Guylder. Notorious for its connection to Charles Manson as well as its lurid sado-masochistic whipping scene with Kathy Williams. The movie features many scenes of R-rated sex plus nude dancing, bodypainting, skinny-dipping, abduction, lesbianism and a topless cat-fight with knives. Filmed... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: b-movie, vintage, underground, 60s, 1960s, grind house
. (Part 2 of 3) - Theater trailer for "Olga's Girls" (1964), sequel to the boring "White Slaves of Chinatown". Here diabolical S&M style torments are actually shown on screen for the first time. As the narration says: "Disgustingly true. No symbolism, just realism." The stylized sadism, whipping and breast torment looks mild today, but was a sensation back then. A new wave of roughie exploitation films would copy this formula countless times. Next are... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: vintage, underground, 60s, bdsm, exploitation, grindhouse, slavery, prostitution
Rare trailer (albeit incomplete) for the notoriously awful "Devil Monster" (1946) with stock film of topless South Seas native girls. A Mexican-American co-production released originally in 1935 as "The Sea Fiend" and "The Great Manta". Eleven years later it was re-edited with more nude scenes and reissued as "Devil Monster", most likely for use on the adults-only roadshow circuit. After that are clips from "Maniac" (1934) with perhaps the... Topics: 30s, 1930s, vintage, classic, horror, nudity, sexploitation, grind house